The Los Angeles Lakers struck out on former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue, which was probably a good thing for Lue given the news that dropped on Tuesday about the internal workings of that franchise.
Now that he has championship experience, the other teams in the NBA have also been interested in adding Lue to their bench. According to a recent report from Shams Charania, both the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have been interested in adding Lue to their assistant coaching staff.
Via The Athletic:
The Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have pursued former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue as a lead assistant, but Lue’s focus remains on a return to the NBA in a head coaching role, league sources told The Athletic.
It makes sense that Lue is holding out for a head coaching position. One team has already offered him that role, although Lue decided to turn down the Lakers job when they apparently demanded that Jason Kidd be on his bench.
It seems like coaches get turned over at an increasingly high rate these days in the NBA, so Lue won’t need to wait very long to get another opportunity to interview for an open position.